Abigail Carney is a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach with over 30 years’ experience working with arts, cultural and creative industry businesses across Scotland developing strategies to achieve success. This includes vision / mission development; programme and business planning; audience development and engagement; marketing and communications; research and evaluation.

Abigail is a facilitator and focus group moderator who devises and delivers sessions with boards and staff teams to identify issues and opportunities, and solutions and strategies to achieve success. Her reputation has also led to work beyond the arts sector in tourism, education and health.

As a trainer Abigail has devised and delivered workshops on arts management and marketing for the British Council in Ukraine and Vietnam and for The Arts Council of Malta in Valetta. She also runs the Marketing Module on the MA Cultural & Festival Management programme for Queen Margaret University.

Abigail is an accredited coach who offers one to one executive coaching as well as life coaching for private individuals.

Other roles
Chair: Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature
Associate Director: Lammermuir Festival
Honorary Fellow: MA Cultural Management, Queen Margaret University
Co-Founder & Director: Step Up Mentoring Programme